Face Reality: Many Muslims Support ISIS
T. Belman. The author says Islamists have “highjacked” Islam. To be clear what has happenned is that armed jihad as demanded by Islam has been rejuvenated. One hundred years ago it was dormant although at other times in history, as now, it was dominant.by Tarek Fatah, The Toronto Sun
In the last week of May, the Qatar-based Arabic news Al-Jazeera polled its Arabic-language audience on the question: “Do you support the victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in your region?”
The results were shocking. Of the 56,881 Arabic-speaking respondents, a whopping 81% voted yes. The results of this online survey may not be scientific. But they do provide anecdotal evidence of what many see as a rise in the support of Islamism in the Arab Middle East, among Muslims in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, and in the diaspora in Britain and France.
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